100th tanker loaded with LNG from Hammerfest


The world’s northernmost natural gas liquefaction plant, Hammerfest LNG on the island Melkøya, 800km north of the Arctic Circle near Hammerfest in Norway, has successfully loaded its 100th tanker with LNG.

The plant had started commercial production by beginning 2008 and produces now with a performance of up to 104% of its design capacity.

A performance test will be carried out after the turnaround in Q2 2011, in order to finally verify plant performance. On the occasion of the 100th loading of an LNG tanker, Linde Engineering as general contractor and technology supplier made a positive assessment of the project.

Dr. Aldo Belloni, board member of Linde AG, drew his attention to the future of the LNG business, $quot;With the successful development and realisation of this LNG technology in a large plant scale Linde has established its universally applicable, European technology alternative in the LNG market. Melkøya is for us, from both a technical and a strategic view, a valuable reference project.$quot;

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